Cliffedale Primary School

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Absence Procedure

We understand that sometimes children are unable to attend school for reasons such as illness or injury.


If your child is unable to attend school for any reason, you must contact the School Office as soon as possible by telephone on 01476 568740.


Alternatively, please email or report the absence via Parentmail.


Parents/carers must contact the School Office on each day of absence.


Registers close at 9.10am.  Any unexplained absences after that time will be followed up with a telephone call to parents/carers to ascertain the child's whereabouts and reason for absence.

If a child's absence remains unexplained for 10 consecutive days then the school has a duty to report the child to the Local Authority as a potential Child Missing in Education.